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Bear Necessities New Student Orientation

Welcome "New Morganites!"

We are excited to provide you with detailed information in reference to summer orientation for incoming fall 2024 freshmen. The Bear Necessities New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming freshmen (except CASA and transfer students).

Are you interested in joining us for the Fall 2024 semester? Register through the "Self Service" tab using the button below.

Here are instructions on how to register for Bear Necessities NSO. If you need help with your login credentials, please visit

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Registration Deadline: May 17th, 2024

$300 USD registration fee (non-refundable) for students who register online before May 17, 2024. 

The orientation will be a three day and two night in-person experience. Students may choose one of these dates: 

  • June 24 - 26 
  • June 28 - 30 
  • July 7 - 9 
  • July 11 - 13 
  • July 15 - 17 

Late fees may be charged to students who register or change their original NSO session after June 14, 2024.

**MANDATORY for all first time, full-time freshmen**


All orientation sessions are mandatory for incoming students attending Bear Necessities NSO. Each session contains important information to prepare our incoming students for the fall semester

Registration (Day 1)

TIME 8:00am-10:00am EVENT / LOCATION Check in with Residence Life
TIME 10:00am-11:00am EVENT / LOCATION Opening Session/Program Agenda
TIME 1!:00am-1:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 1
• Parents 411
• Group 1: Advising & Course Registration
• Group 2: Administration
• Group 3: Peer Mentors
TIME 1:00pm-2:15pm EVENT / LOCATION Lunch (All Groups)
TIME 2:30pm-4:30pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 2
• Group 1: Administration
• Group 2: Peer Mentors
• Group 3: Advising & Course Registration
TIME 4:45pm-6:45pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 3
• Group 1: Peer Mentors
• Group 2: Advising & Course Registration
• Group 3: Administration
TIME 6:45pm-8:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Dinner
TIME 8:15pm-10:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Mentor Magic

Become Morgan (Day 2)

TIME 7:30am-8:45am EVENT / LOCATION Breakfast
TIME 9:00am-9:15am EVENT / LOCATION Program Agenda
TIME 9:15am-10:30am EVENT / LOCATION Leveraging Resources - Bear Essentials, Counseling Services, Health Center, CCD, SSDS
TIME 10:45am-12:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Peer Mentor Skits/Town Hall
• Drug Safety
• Dating and Consent
• Balancing Social and Academic Life
TIME 12:00pm-1:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Lunch
TIME 1:15pm-3:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 1
• Group 1: Blue Group: Campus Tour
• Group 2: Orange Group: Morgan Spirit
TIME 3:00pm-4:45pm EVENT / LOCATION Session 2
• Group 1: Blue Group: Morgan Spirit
• Group 2: Orange Group: Campus Tour
TIME 4:45pm-6:45pm EVENT / LOCATION Dinner
TIME 7:00pm-9:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Morgan's Got Talent

The Climb Begins (Day 3)

TIME 7:00am-9:15am EVENT / LOCATION Breakfast
TIME 7:00am-9:00am EVENT / LOCATION Room Check-out
TIME 9:30am-11:00am EVENT / LOCATION Closing Ceremony
• Student Government Association / Student Life Reps
• Alumni Speaker
TIME 11:00am-12:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Necessities to Essentials (Action Items)
TIME 12:00pm-1:00pm EVENT / LOCATION Lunch / Dismissal